This DANIEL vernaccia is a rare find. Sunny straw colored in the glass, the nose is fragrant with notes of candied citrus fruits, gingerbread and salty ocean air. The palate has classic vernaccia texture that is both rich and firm, with flavors of green apple, melon rind. It finishes with a nutty, mineral note that begs for another sip.
Vernaccia is most likely a new grape for you, but one worth knowing. Like so many Italian grapes, it's complicated to understand...
There are many grapes that bear the 'vernaccia' name that are genetically unrelated, like Vernaccia d'Oristano (a sherry-like wine from Sardinia) or Vernaccia di Serrapetrona (a red grape used to make sparkling wine in the Marche).
This confusion is owing to the fact that in the early history of Italian wine production (dating as far back as the 7th century BCE), wines were named according to a 'brand' as opposed to any defining characteristics of the grape or vine (think of how we commonly say 'Kleenex' to refer to facial tissues, or 'Jacuzzi' to refer to a hot tub). The vernaccia 'brand' likely originated in Vernazza (one of the five towns of the Cinque Terre in Liguria) and was a reference to the style of wine being made there, regardless of the variety used.
Vernaccia is deeply tied to Italy's past, and enjoying this wine not only provides a linkage across millennia -- it's plain and simple delicious (no wonder it has stood the test of time).
Modern day vernaccia has been made famous in the town of San Gimignano in Tuscany, where it was the first white grape in Italy to be awarded the most prestigious status of DOCG.
The wine is crisp and has an energetic friction that is quite exciting, but still with notable texture and presence on the palate. It starts with mouth-watering citrus notes, followed by tart pear, yellow apple, and almond. The wine is anchored by a seam of salty minerality from start to finish. It's fresh enough to be jovial and structured enough to be serious.
Vernaccia is rarely found outside of Italy -- to our knowledge, this is the only expression grown in the United States. Lucky us!
|AVAILABLE STATES||AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, D.C., FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY|
|CUVEE/ITEM NAME||Santo Giordano Vineyard|
|DRINKING WINDOW||1 - 3 Years|
|FOOD PAIRINGS||Soft Cheese|
|PERCENTAGE OF PRIM. VAR.||100|
|PRIMARY VARIETAL||Other White Wine|
|TAGLINE - ANNOUNCE YOUR WINE||An old world wine made in old school fashion, from the vineyard to the dinner table!|
|TASTING NOTE - ACIDITY||4|
|TASTING NOTE - BODY||4|
|TASTING NOTE - EARTH||4|
|TASTING NOTE - TANNINS||3|
|TASTING NOTES - FRUITY||3|
Use collapsible tabs for more detailed information that will help customers make a purchasing decision.
Ex: Shipping and return policies, size guides, and other common questions.
SHIPPING DIRECT FROM THE WINERY
Shipping wines can be complex and expensive so Scoperta works with wineries to simplify shipping costs and ensure you're getting the best service possible.
SCOPERTA! FLIGHT CLUB
Spend less money on shipping, discover more incredible wine. Plus, get a personal
Sommelier to help you find just what you’re looking for. We’ll raise a glass to that! Join a club that has no rules, but all the perks: The Scoperta! Flight Club
For a limited time, you can join the Scoperta! Flight Club for FREE (limited to the first 1,000 consumers) and get all the member benefits below.
SCOPERTA! FLIGHT CLUB MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
- Reduced shipping costs
- Personal Somm - Exclusive access to our sommelier-led taste team for personalized recommendations for any occasion or season, providing you with one-on-one support in choosing wine that best fits your palate and budget. Opportunity to win a three-pack tasting package so you can discover even more great wine! – through December 31st, 2022
- Access to some of the most incredible but underrepresented wines in the country
SCOPERTA! FLIGHT CLUB SHIPPING PRICING
- Create an account if you haven’t already.
- Make a wine purchase between August 1st - December 31st, 2022.
Upon completion of these two steps, you will be automatically enrolled in the Scoperta! Flight Club free of charge (a $120 value) that is valid through June 30th, 2023.
**We will not charge or hold credit card information for this membership. This is a limited offer and does not auto renew**
PROTECTING YOUR WINE
Wine is fragile - during times of extreme heat or cold, the winery may choose to delay your shipment to protect from spoilage or damage.
If you have questions about weather delays, please contact email@example.com.
- Ship to states are determined by each winery.
- Shipping is direct from each winery and each winery has their own shipping policies. If you have a question regarding your shipment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Signature Required - Wine contains alcohol and must be signed for by someone 21 years or older with a valid photo I.D.